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Healthy Living | Sick Of Hot Flushes? How To Cope With Symptoms Of Menopause


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Menopause, also known as ‘the change’ is something all women have to go through. It’s a natural phenomenon, which signals the end of a woman being able to have children. The average of menopause is 51 years old. However, this can vary dramatically. Some women have no problems during menopause, but for others, it can be a real nightmare. If you’re suffering with symptoms, here are some tips, which may be useful.

Coping with hot flushes

Hot flushes and night sweats are among the most common menopausal symptoms. They are caused by changing levels of hormones in your body. When you have a hot flush, you suddenly feel very warm, even though it may be cold outside. You may start sweating and your cheeks may redden. Self-help techniques for dealing with hot flushes include:

  • Wearing loose, light clothing
  • Keeping windows and doors open
  • Staying hydrated
  • Sleeping with a fan on
  • Trying to avoid stressful situations
  • Identifying any triggers. Some women find that they experience flushes when they drink wine or eat spicy food, for example.

Mood swings

Many women experience mood swings when they approach menopause. One minute you may feel fine The next you feel irritable and restless. It can be difficult to deal with the highs and lows, and your relationships may become strained. If you are struggling, try and be honest with your partner. Explain how you feel and be open. Give yourself time to relax, and try to stay calm. If you’re getting worked up, take a moment and do something you enjoy. Take some deep breaths, put some music on, or book a massage.

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Low energy

Menopause can be mentally and physically draining. As your estrogen levels drop, you may also find that your energy levels dip. Sleeping can also be an issue, especially if you have night sweats. Exercise can help to lift your mood and increase motivation. You may also wish to consider treatments, such as Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. This type of treatment is aimed at both men and women and it works by balancing hormone levels. It helps to target symptoms, which are caused by hormonal changes associated with aging.

Depression

Menopause can increase the risk of depression. It’s normal to have days when you feel a little down. But if you go through prolonged periods of feeling sad or anxious, you should seek help. Other signs of depression may include loss of appetite and a lack of interest in socializing. If you’re struggling with depression, seek advice from your doctor. There are various treatments and self-help methods, which may help to reduce symptoms.

Menopause can be very tough for some women. Symptoms can make you lose your confidence and affect your mental wellbeing. You may also find that you don’t really feel yourself and this can last a long time. If you do have severe symptoms, there are treatments out there that can help. You can also ask your doctor for advice about organizations that provide emotional support and guidance. Don’t suffer in silence.

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